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Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by mil098, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. mil098

    mil098 Member

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    Hi guys,

    It's been bugging me for ages, but every search I do I cannot seem to find it. So basically asking for your help.

    Back in the early to mid 90's there was a software released for the PC that would allow you to create music tracks (much like garage band on the the mac)

    You should get pre done samples and arrange them to create a song/track.

    For the life of me I cannot remember what it was called. I know it would use general midi as I had a sound blaster card that had the wave table card installed)

    I thought it was created by Roland but again I cannot remember.

    Anyone able to help?

    Cheers
    Anthony.

    edit: I'm pretty sure it's not a DJ program like dance DJ
    edit 2: I remember it was geared towards the home user, not anything professional. I actually bought it and had lots of fun creating tracks.
    edit 3: it could be band in a box, but again not sure.
    edit 4: thanks for jogging my memory, you could create techno / dance tracks with this software
    edit 5:

    The software that I used had "pre done" music samples, and all I had to do was arrange them in an order that I thought sounded right to me.

    Using fruity loops as an example, I see that fruity loops allows you to make up a sample e.g. a string or guitar sample. The software I', talking about had pre done samples or guitar or strings.
     
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    mil098 Member

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    Thanks for the quick response, I checked the list but sadly it's not there.

    I'll edit my OP but I remember it was geared towards the home user, not anything professional.

    I actually bought it and had lots of fun creating tracks.

     
  4. BeanerSA

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    Just googled a bit more,

    Roland Virtual Sound Canvas? Shipped with GS based cards in the 1990's.
     
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    again I cannot be sure.

    I appreciate the help, like I said every now and then I get the urge to search for it, but it always escapes me.

    I have a feeling it could be "band in a box" but without looking at the s/w running (I know very hard to see as they have modern versions) i just don't know.

    I will have to keep looking.

     
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    Tried to use the way back machine website to look at website from that era? May juggle your memory a bit more... :thumbup:
     
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    Something with Magic in the title? Especially for techno / electronic music?
     
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    Argh! I know this one! Used to have great times mashing together some stuff. What on earth was it called again....

    I haven't seen it for years - probably the last time I played with it was 99?

    It was like Mixmaster magic or something - one of the sample sets was something by smashmouth...
     
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    Thank you for the advice and for jogging my memory. I will look at those things later today.

    Keep the advice coming. :thumbup:
     
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    Magix Music Maker? (Edit: looks a bit complex though...)
     
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    Ah the days of tracker. Such a good program.
     
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    I never actually used it. But I did incorporate tracker code in some of my Amiga programs to playback stuff that other people created :leet:
     
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    dance ejay?
    mixmeister pro?
    cool edit 2?
    fruity loops?
     
  14. Mr Blue

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    I was thinking maybe Fruity Loops (now FL Studio) '97-98

    Or maybe some of the software released by Propellerhead, like Recycle, Rebirth (and now Reason) again, mid to late 90s.

    Cubase is the only thing that springs to mind from the early 90s ('89).

    Probably not much help :(

    Doh! Cakewalk?
     
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    I used to have an awesome collection of MOD files. Used to hand em around on a stack of floppies!
     
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    I used to have a cool collection of mod files as well.

    Again thank you guys for helping. I still cannot remember what the software is.
    I will keep looking and you guys have given me good leads

    Cheers
    Anthony
     
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    Cakewalk Pro was the one all the cool kids piratedused when I was in uni.
     
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    Goldwave?

    GoldWave is a popular commercial digital audio editing software product developed by GoldWave Inc, first released to the public in April 1993. It is used in dozens of schools and universities around the world and is mentioned in numerous research papers covering a wide variety of topics, including neuropsychology, bioacoustic signals, seismic analysis, and engine and animal identification
     
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    Already mentioned, but what you describe sounds like FruityLoops.
     
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    ACID Pro perhaps?

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